Jim Henson

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Film Hocus Pocus, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, originally opened at a poor number four in the US box office charts.

Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)

Director Louis Leterrier on the set of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

If you were an 1980s kid it’s likely you were scared by three things. The Gremlins from, eh, Gremlins, The Fireys from Labyrinth and, perhaps most ter(...)

On Netflix in August: Logan Browning returns in season 3 of Dear White People. Photograph: Lara Solanki

Dear White People season 3 From Friday, August 2nd The third season of Justin Simien’s polemical comedy-drama sees Sam White (Logan Browning) surrend(...)

Bert and Ernie: “they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation,” Sesame Workshop says

The Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are not gay and in a relationship, the children’s show was moved to say on Tuesday after a former writer s(...)

Leslie David Baker and Joel McHale star in The Happytime Murders

Miss Piggy has long nursed a mischievous glint in her plastic eye, but the “filthy comedy” of Brian Henson’s puppet-staffed new crime caper, The Happy(...)

The Happytime Murders: Trailer shows Muppet-like puppets indulging in sex and drugs. Photograph: STX Entertainment

The creators of the children’s TV show Sesame Street have taken a lawsuit against an upcoming sex, drugs and violence-laden puppet-based movie called (...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Kermit the Frog, left, and puppeteer Steve Whitmire. Photograph: Tonya Wise/Invision/AP/File

The puppeteer sacked after 27 years as Kermit the Frog has said he is “devastated” and feels he has “failed in [his] duty” to Muppets creator Jim Hens(...)

Rhianna Pratchett: “When I was a kid I thought fighting robots from the future or killing aliens was just what women did.”

While most children might dream of becoming doctors, lawyers or even fighter pilots, Rhianna Pratchett’s ambitions were always somewhat grander in sca(...)

A Quentin Blake illustration in Roald Dahl’s The Twits

A is for Ahlberg Husband-and-wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg are responsible for some of the best British picture books of the late 20th cent(...)

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